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Glossary of Legislative Terms | Tips for Effective Advocacy | Links of Legislative Interest

For details on the legislative session, click www.legis.state.ga.us.

Links of Legislative Interest

  • State of Georgia Track current Georgia legislation; full text of bills available; Information on members of the General Assembly; research existing Georgia Code
  • Georgia Secretary of State Information on registering to vote and the election process
  • Georgia Rural Urban Summit Legislative Report Card containing voting records for Georgia legislators on specific legislation; legislative issues summary; legislative alerts; public policy issues
  • Georgia League of Women Voters Non-partisan, political information relating to state and local government in Georgia, including background on issues, Voter Guides (in season), calendar of issue discussion events, directories
  • Project Vote Smart Find out who your Senator and Representative is in the Georgia General Assembly and the U.S. Congress; look up voting records
  • Thomas Legislative information on U.S. Congress including status of bills, committee information and congressional voting records
  • Handsnet Online collaboration and information sharing for the human services community
  • Ballot Initiative Strategy Center A central resource library of ballot initiatives information for the progressive community
  • Governing.com Comprehensive list of web links for political and policy related sites
  • Opensecrets.org Comprehensive site by the Center for Responsive Politics to track political contributions by industry type or by candidate (national and state levels)
  • Urban Institute nonpartisan economic & social policy research organization
Links are provided for informational purposes only.
NASW/GA does not monitor accuracy or contents of these sites.
Please
advise if you find a site that is no longer in operation.
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suggestions for additional links.

Be Informed - Take Action!

Log on to http://capwiz.com/socialworkers/ga/home for state and federal legislative information, including:

 

  • Elected Officials (Search for Georgia state leadership and committees)
  • Policy Tools (State legislative directory; state officials and agencies; search local government; congressional delegation; media guide; and election guide)
  • Issues
    • Legislative Alerts and Updates - News and information about important issues;
    • Current Legislation - Summaries and status information about key bills;
    • Key Votes - Key congressional roll call votes; and
    • Capitol Hill Basics - Tips about communicating with Members and general information about Hill staffers, the legislative process and more. 
  • Key Votes
  • Capitol Hill Basics (Information to assist in communicating effectively with members of the Georgia legislature)

NASW - Your partner in advocacy! 

A critical component of NASW is our ongoing advocacy at the Federal and State levels. In Georgia, our presence is visible at the State Capitol and our voice is respected among legislators. We encourage our members to advocate for the profession of social work and our clients by being informed and involved in the legislative process. If you have a position on a particular issue affecting the social work profession or the clients you serve, please email the NASW-GA Chapter Office. You can help us address YOUR concerns by taking a few moments to contact us.